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BOTH SIDES NOW: After Shutdown, Nader and Alter Discuss 'Vote Against Extremism' As Slogan for 2014

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgNow that Congress crashed on Cruz Control, Ralph and Jonathan concur that that Ted and the Tea Party are fringe but disagree on how Obama is taking them on. And they debate the prospects of Cruz, Booker, Brown.

Zach Carter

Top Republican Slams Ted Cruz: 'Show A Little Self-Restraint'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Sunday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other tea party members of Congress need to "show a little self-restrain...

Zach Carter

Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday opened the door to Social Security cuts as part of a budget deal with congressional Republicans. But...

Zach Carter

Marco Rubio Rewrites Government Shutdown History

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday attempted to distance himself from the government shutdown strategy he and other potential GOP presi...

Shutdown Terrible For America, Great For Cable News

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.20.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government shutdown damaged the reputations of Washington politicians but proved good business for the cable...

Stunning Images Of Yoga Over The Last 2,000 Years

Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion

The 'Yoga: The Art of Transformation' exhibition at the Smithsonian Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will run from October 19th to January 26th. Its...

Government Shutdown: We Are Now an Idiocracy, Not a Democracy. But Wait? What About Tom Cruise?

Tony Potts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tony Potts

A guy on my right approached me and asked if I was a U.S. citizen. I said, "Yes." Upon my confirmation, two other men came over to sit at my small table as four more people at the bar, three men and a lady, turned around to listen.

Gresham's Law: How Bad Info Beat Good, Made Fox and Rush Rich, and Ruined the GOP

Spencer Critchley | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media
Spencer Critchley

Since sound money is expensive, and bad money is cheap, bad money proliferates and drives good money out of the marketplace. Economists and sociologists have extended this principle to information: Bad information drives out good, and for similar reasons. This is what has happened in the age of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and their ilk.

Back in Business?

Neil Mulholland | Posted 12.18.2013 | Green
Neil Mulholland

Yesterday, many could say the nation went back to business. We are excited and relieved to have all of America's 401 national parks open again. And while things appear to be returning back to normal, the impact of the shutdown will be lasting.

How Ed Murrow Would Have Ended the Shutdown

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Sean McElwee

Conspicuously absent from the media discussion of the government shutdown and debt-ceiling fiasco has been, unsurprisingly, the media's responsibility...

Anatomy Of A Shutdown

Politico | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner just wanted to sneak out of the White House for a smoke. ...

Why The Republicans Are Satisfied

Gene Marks | Posted 12.18.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Back this past summer there were a few things that were very, very obvious. We knew that Walter White was going to meet his demise (c'mon...too many ...

Shutdown Exposes Huge GOP Rift

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party's establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives wh...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid: Ted Cruz 'Is A Laughing Stock To Everybody But Him'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the showdown over raising the nation's debt limit and funding the government entered its final week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Re...

Tea and Sympathy

Atiba Madyun | Posted 12.17.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

Thousands of federal employees returned to work this morning as the 2013 #GovernmentShutdown ended. With the damage left by the tea party, a small f...

So What Was the Shutdown All About, Really?

Danny Schechter | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics
Danny Schechter

Deal Done But War Goes On: No Winners, Only Losers Behind the Shutdown was a politics of right-wing movement building to raise money and visibility by...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Not Planning To Make A 'Stupid Trade'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has no interest in a budget deal that trades sequestration relief for entitlement cuts, belie...

Remove 'Can't' from Your Vocabulary

Ken Budd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ken Budd

The impasse resulted from the politics of can't -- we can't compromise, we can't negotiate, we can't stop showing the nation (and the world) that we're inept.

Ted Cruz Deserves Award for Service to Democrats

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

I hereby nominate Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for a Prize for Outstanding Service to the Democratic Party. Surely he has done more for Democrats than ...

Kimmel Has One Simple Question For Average Americans

Posted 12.17.2013 | Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel had one simple question for pedestrians: "Did Republicans do the right thing by allowing Obamacare to move forward, even though the impen...

The Walking Dead: A Congressional Disaster Movie

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The spectacle of these last weeks has been thoroughly ginned up, as fictional as the plot of any Hollywood disaster film.

What Was 'Essential' and What Wasn't

Mattea Kramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

In that distinction between what was necessary and what wasn't, it was easy enough to spot the values of the people's representatives. And what we saw was gut-wrenching. Stomach-churning.

Why Did the GOP Miscalculate So Badly in the Shutdown Battle?

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Republicans did not simply lose a tough fight that they knew was a long shot. Much of the Republican leadership fundamentally miscalculated their odds of success -- and underestimated the consequences of defeat.

QUIZ: Are These Quotes From An Alien Invasion Movie, Or From A Republican Describing Obamacare?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

Some politicians make the Affordable Care Act sound like a one-way ticket to the End of Days. Maybe they are truly scared that accessible healthcare f...

Republicans Eyeing Future Contests Split On Shutdown Vote

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans eyeing possible White House bids in 2016 largely opposed a bill in Congress to avert a default and end a...